August 10, 2005

No such thing as a safehaven anymore

Turkey nabs 10 terrorists after alert

Turkish press says police arrest 10 al-Qaeda men suspected of planning attacks against Israelis; Cell was responsible for 2003 bombings of synagogues, British Consulate and British Bank in Istanbul that killed 60 people; Counter-Terrorism Bureau says travel alert regarding southern Turkey still valid


City terror attack 'inevitable'

It is only a matter of time before London's financial centre is attacked by terrorists, police believe.

I am officially through with defining locations as "safe" or "unsafe". It keeps becoming more and more evident that in life, anything and everything can happen, regardless of how safe one feels. Even this 'safehaven' where I myself live is under constant danger of earthquakes, volcano eruptions and avalanches.
So we all better just spend our time wherever we feel good. Wherever that might be.

Posted by Maria at August 10, 2005 02:24 PM | TrackBacks
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Very true, unfortunately.

Finland, safehaven like Iceland, is as I write hosting the world championship games and because of that, becomes a possible target for all sorts of fanatics. There was already a threat of an explosives cargo in some of the ferries from Estonia, which turned out to be bogus.

Luckily most of the people are smart enough not to bury their heads in the sand like ostriches and live fearing for the worst day after day. Carpe diem and stuff ;-)

Posted by: Aki at August 10, 2005 06:37 PM Permalink

Aki no offense, but your name here is Huckleberry Finn! ;)
Ehrm what world championship games are you talking about? Oh hey, all the people here in Iceland are getting really excited about how well Räikkönen is doing!

Posted by: Maria at August 10, 2005 07:44 PM Permalink


No more aliases for me, I'm "just Aki" :-)

Posted by: Aki at August 10, 2005 08:07 PM Permalink